Wirral Council is starting a six-week consultation process with local residents to gather their views on a proposal to introduce new regulations around the control of dogs in public areas.

The proposal is to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order which will give the council and other enforcement partners, such as the police, greater powers to regulate the control of dogs in public spaces in Wirral, in particular leisure areas that attract a large number of visitors.

The proposed order includes a range of prospective control measures, including establishing a number of ‘dog free zones’ in certain locations such as sports pitches, children's playgrounds and parts of Wirral’s designated bathing beaches.

You can have your say on the proposal here.

Find more details on the Dog Control Public Spaces protection Order frequently asked questions page.

The closing date for the consultation is 15th July 2018.

Information about how Wirral Council uses your personal data. 

The data that you submit will be confidential and this information will only be accessible to Wirral Council. The data will be analysed and used to inform a decision on the proposed public space protection order. A final report will be presented to Cabinet but will include no personal data.